Chemical compounds containing nail polish can contribute to hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism, increasing the weight.
Almost every woman in the world wants to have beautiful and manicured nails. When we are on the subject of that, nail polishing is a detail that is inevitable.
But, did you know that nail polish contains numerous chemical components that are harmful to your body? And not only externally, but also can cause negative processes inside the body.
A recent study showed that most of the popular brands of nail polish is more harmful that previously thought.
Scientists tested 24 women who regularly have applied nail polish and in any of them are found toxins in the samples of blood.
The results showed that 100% of the survey participants showed presence of tryphenyl phosphate, ten hours after applying nail polish.
Then, the researchers tested 10 different brands of nail polish and 8 of them was tested positive for tryphenyl phosphate. The most shocking: the FACT that in 2 of the 8 brands, this dangerous compound was not even mentioned on the label explaining the ingredients of nail polish.
This mean that nearly 20% of the population who use nail polish, also have increased risk of taking tryphenyl phosphate, without knowing!
What is tryphenyl phosphate and how can affect your body?
Tryphenyl phosphate – the colorless solid used as a plasticizer and a fire retardant in a wide variety of products. One of the main problems with tryphenyl phosphate is that it disrupts the function of the endocrine system in humans. It can affect the hormones which regulate the metabolism, reproduction and development.
This is especially harmful to young girls who regularly use nail polish that can affect their development and can cause eventual hormonal imbalance disorders like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. These disorders mean that there is a problem with the function of the thyroid gland that can lead to decreasing of the metabolism and gaining weight in the case of hypothyroidism.
Tryphenyl phosphate also can affect the nervous system, because is a neurotoxin and the reproductive system. This chemical compound can also because irritating the skin, because is a allergen.
Other hazardous compounds containing nail polish are:
Formaldehyde is a well know carcinogen compound which is dissolved in water and is evaporable. Exposure to this chemical element can also cause symptom such as asthma and wheezing. People who have chronic illnesses are especially vulnerable to poisoning with formaldehyde.
This chemical compound is particularly dangerous to children’s development. And not only young girls who use nail polish, but also the infants, because the scientists have isolated this element in the breast milk too.
Fortunately, there are some companies which have decided to create natural alternatives for making nail polish, which eliminate the risk of the harmful consequences.
Organic cosmetics manufacturers use honey, argan oil and water like ingredients, avoiding harmful chemicals. They already have created up to 50 color shades, which did not differ from the colors produced by harmful chemical!